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Senior Policy Adviser

Posted 3 months ago by HM Treasury
Location
Contract Type Permanent
Salary £50,000 - £57,000
Sector Customs & Excise, Tax Investigations, Dispute Resolution , Corporate Tax, Compliance, Banking, Direct Tax, Employment Tax, Expatriate Tax, Indirect Tax, International Tax, Legal, M & A, Mixed Tax, Personal Tax, Share Schemes, Stamp Duty, Tax Risk, Transactions, Transfer Pricing, Trusts
Hours Full Time
Job Type In House
Recruiter Type Direct Employer
Posted 3 months ago
Apply by Sunday, 24 February 2019
 
Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to contribute to how the Government deals with the biggest issues of the day?
 
HM Treasury is the government’s economic and finance ministry. A career with us puts you at the heart of government, maintaining control over public spending, deciding how money is raised from taxpayers, setting the direction of the UK’s economic policy and working to achieve strong and sustainable economic growth. It means we influence every policy across government; our work makes headlines on a daily basis and shapes our nation’s future. 
 
As a Senior Policy Adviser, you will add value within projects quickly, making use of your expertise in one of the below areas: 
 
Financial services
Economics
Strategy
Tax
 
You will have a strong interest in public policy making, a high level of political awareness and an understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing government. 
 
In all of our Senior Policy Adviser roles, you will: 
Lead projects which shape a specific area of policy or strategy, proactively identifying opportunities for change and providing senior internal stakeholders and/or Treasury ministers with expert advice
Influence others to achieve HM Treasury and Government objectives, including the development and maintenance of constructive and close relationships with senior officials within HM Treasury and other government departments, ministers and key external stakeholders, consulting where necessary in order to achieve the desired policy goals. 
See the big picture: step back from day to day tasks to understand where your work fits in a constantly changing landscape – and make changes to your team’s direction and priorities where appropriate.
Drive forward and project manage work in a fast paced environment, ensuring that work is well planned and executed to deliver against ministers’ objectives. 
Undertake robust analysis, to ensure a strong evidence base to enable effective decision making by ministers and senior officials. 
Demonstrate strong leadership of your area, delivering through others to ensure successful delivery of objectives and acting as an excellent line manager, developing a small number of reports to fulfil their potential. 
 
For the financial services stream, you will need: 
Experience of working with financial services, giving you an understanding of the way the industry works 
It would be desirable, but not essential, if you have any of the below additional experience:
Knowledge of the regulatory framework for financial services in the UK
Experience of international issues, particularly trade
Experience working with EU regulations and institutions
 
For the economics stream, you will need:
A degree in economics; a Masters or other postgraduate qualification is desirable
Experience of applying your knowledge of economic theories to produce robust and insightful analytical work, in the public or private sector
For the strategy stream, you will need:
Experience working in strategy or policy, gained in any sector
An understanding of government is desirable
 
For the tax stream, you will need:
A professional tax qualification (or working towards), such as CTA, ATT, accountancy qualification (e.g. ACA, ACCA) or qualified solicitor or barrister
Excellent understanding of UK tax system, gained through tax related work in the private or public sector
An interest in and aptitude for understanding the context within which tax policy is developed
For exceptional candidates, who meet the below additional criteria, we may offer a role at the grade above:
Already obtained a relevant qualification as above (not working towards)
Significant experience working in a tax-related area in either the public or private sector
A strategic understanding of the tax system, with an aptitude for applying this to policy development across a broad spectrum of tax policy issues
Proven ability to lead and manage others and work across teams in order to drive forward objectives
 
HM Treasury has a strong commitment to equality and diversity and we are an accredited Disability Confident Leader. Our aim is to be a department which is open and accessible, recruiting and retaining diverse, talented and high-performing people who support and develop one another. The role is available on a full time, part time or job share basis, and flexible working hours can be accommodated.